Innovation Stories

Process & Motion Control

Helping you work smarter

Our team never stops improving. They take our leading portfolio of tools, products, and services, and consistently work to make them better every day. We have experts in all product lines and trades, working to master the latest technology, provide quick and effective solutions, and deliver top-of-the-line customer service.

Solving Smarter with IIoT-Enabled Solutions

Rexnord is embracing the future of technology. Through research, innovation, and talent, Rexnord Process & Motion Control aims to reach industry-leading levels of e-commerce, “connected” products, and digital marketing practices for years to come. Some of the first offerings from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Smart Portfolio at Rexnord include the IIoT Smart Gear Drive and PT Select Mounted Spherical Roller Bearings.

"A continued innovation that matches collaborated customer needs even further increases product and plant reliability. The IIoT is rapidly growing and new products that Rexnord is developing align and will integrate into manufacturing technology roadmaps."

- Rick Baldridge, Global Corporate Reliability Process Leader at Cargill

IIoT Smart Gear Drives

This digitally-connected solution monitors oil health in real-time and detects vibration, load, speed, and throughput, saving hours of manual effort and wait time.

The internet-connected edge device has the capacity to translate product performance data and analytics into alerts and recommended actions - and become a fully predictive model for optimal asset management.

"IIoT capabilities not only save customers repair and maintenance costs, but as a predictive model is drastically reduces instances of unexpected shutdowns and maintenance events."

- Rexnord Business Director of Connected Products

PT Select Bearings

With Rexnord PT Select Series Mounted Spherical Roller Bearings, we’re rolling out our technology tools that make it easier than ever for you to choose and order bearings. Our team of trusted engineers designed the Rexnord PT Select Series Mounted Spherical Roller Bearing for a high-quality, off-the-shelf solution for quick turnarounds and new online resources for you. Building on more than 100 years of expertise, our Rexnord Bearings have been designed to survive the toughest applications in the harshest environments. As you depend on us for providing superior product durability, we know you also choose us for our proven expertise in your varying application environments.

"The value that we added was in the history and reputation we have developed in the light rail transit market as a reliable, consistent, quality manufacturer of PT components."

- Rexnord Strategic Account Manager, Gear Manufacturing Solutions
Delivering Healthy ROI to the Food & Beverage Industry

One of North America’s largest snack food manufacturers was making preemptive replacements to conveyor chain that cost the company more than $43,000 a year. As a preventative measure to combat the tough wear of oil and fryer discharge, they were replacing a hot corn-chip conveyor chain every three months. Rexnord replaced the customer’s modular plastic conveyor chain with a Rexnord MatTop Fryer Temperature-resistant Chain, which lasted 12 times longer than the previous chain after three years. Since installing the Rexnord solution, the customer experienced dramatic savings in the acquisition and installation costs as a result of the longer life expectancy, and reduced their annual budget for the application by 88 percent.

Rexnord Welded Steel Chain Improves Wear Life and Reliability for Pulp & Paper Company

One of the largest paper producers, exporters and recyclers in South America chose Rexnord Welded Steel Chain for providing innovative solutions to wear life and reliability issues they were having. The Rexnord team listened to the customer’s needs for a unique, non-standard application, and ultimately came up with a customized solution to fit their needs. The recommendation was to use Rexnord Welded Steel Chain with high-alloy material associated with surface heat treatment, where the goal was to reduce surface wear. The high-alloy chain provided more reliability and resulted in around 40 percent more wear life. Offering unique solutions to this company’s particular application issues around material and heat treatment resulted in more wear life and reliability for the customer’s equipment.

Bearings Reduce Power Plant’s Downtime by More Than 60 percent

A power plant had been installing split-block bearings that often broke down due to contaminants and took several hours to install. Rexnord proposed replacing the bearings with Rexnord SHURLOK bearings, which visually indicate when the bearing is perfectly installed with a Spyglass Optical Strain Sensor. It also eliminated the contamination risks with its one-piece housing, and had factory-preset clearances that greatly reduced installation time. Since installing the Rexnord SHURLOK Bearings, the customer reduced its downtime due to installation by over 60 percent.

Quadrive Gear Reducer Delivers 98 Percent Savings to Gold Mining Producer

A major gold mining producer was using gear reducers on their shuttle conveyors operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This continuous high demand caused unplanned downtime every 6-12 months for replacements, and costs excessing more than $70,000 a year. Rexnord replaced three of the producer’s gear reducers with Falk Quadrive Shaft-Mounted Reducers, reducing their total cost of ownership by 98 percent, and eliminated product failures and instances of unscheduled downtime.